Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1957)

Slaughter on 10th Avenue Poster
Original Title: Slaughter on 10th Avenue
Type: Movie
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Runtime: 103 Minutes    (1 Hours : 43 Minutes)
Release Date: 01 Sep 1957 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Rated: n/A
Arnold Laven
William J. Keating, Richard Carter, Lawrence Roman
Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea  »


A brave longshoreman lingers on after being gunned down by 3 racketeers, as a determined assistant D.A. searches hard for fearful witnesses against the men.


Three men gun down Solly Pitts, 'rebel' against the racket-ridden Longshoremen's Union. Before dying, Pitts tells his wife 'Cockeye' Cook was one of the killers...but won't repeat it to the police, nor will anyone else help them. It seems it's a dockyard tradition to handle private battles without help. Bill Keating, new to the D.A.'s office, is just naive enough to think he can make a case against Cook; but his efforts seem to be leading only to further violence... Written by Rod Crawford


Teeming Drama of the City's Waterfront (original poster)

Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    The Man Who Rocked the Boat (United States)
    Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Canada, English title)
    Meurtres sur la dixième avenue (France)
    Matanza en la Décima Avenida (Spain)
    Assassinato na 10ª Avenida (Brazil)

  • Company

    Universal International Pictures (UI)

  • Country

    United States

  • Certification

    United Kingdom:A
    United States:Approved
    United States:Passed (National Board of Review)

  • Location

    New York City
    New York

  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.37 : 1 (negative ratio)

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono (Westrex Recording System)